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by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

If serious issues could be decided on by the three branches of government to your satisfaction then why would we need your site? I thought the gov was the problem?
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

yea, totally agree that we can improve life on earth. I am still interested in the philosophical discussion of democracy. I do think there are situations where must challenge a majority vote. Do you need examples? I believe Hitler was supported by a majority. And Stalin, Mau, brutal dictators... rig...
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

of course no one would disagree with you on that and that is why the wealthy do pay higher taxes in general. And by the way I really appreciate your conversations. But for me, predicting that 3d printers, our own currency, internet, permaculture and so forth, although really cool, will save the worl...
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

Really wide focus here... the abstractions of communism, capitalism, socialism are less helpful now than when they were used to justify stealing your families property. I'm trying to describe the way things are and always have been. You are talking about how things should be in broad unspecific term...
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

we need to start with ourselves. every dollar we spend is a vote, don't buy plastics, don't drive, don't throw garbage in the street, take care of our bodies...
if we can't clean up ourselves how can we ask it of others?
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

yes, too much corruption
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

Yea, well i like your site, like I told you many times. I'm just asking the same questions that Socrates asked 3000 years ago. On a practical basis your site is a great idea and would be a lot of fun. I don't think these questions matter at all regarding the success of your site, anymore than ration...
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

it's called lobbying, yea, that't the point Im trying to make, people collude... can never remove self interest modern day democracy is a cover for oligarchy I just don't see how everyone can be fully educated enough to make the right decision on many things. And again, you haven't really answered m...
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

and they sway opinion and use the political process to benefit themselves

when has this not happened?
by other
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: World
Topic: Direct Democracy is mob rule
Replies: 121
Views: 4106

Re: Direct Democracy is mob rule

Morally they should, I'm trying to make the point that it is impossible to have a useful democracy if we dont' have equal access to or expertise in things that we don't understand

results are reachable by those that control opinion

oligarchs